News in Brief: HTC, Novatel, Telefonica, Motorola

Details of the latest HTC handset running Google’s Android operating system have been leaked. The Incredible features a large OLED display, runs a 1GHz processor, and has a 5 megapixel digital camera with flash, Tech Digest reports
 
Google’s Nexus One will go on sale in the UK Feb 16, via online retailer Play.com, priced at £599.99 (€684.19) SIM-free
 
Novatel Wireless has announced that it completed a data transmission call using LTE technology.
 
Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Solutions division has added a new point-to-multipoint platform (PMP) to its wireless broadband infrastructure portfolio.
 
Vodafone Global Enterprise has won a four-year managed services contract from Oracle. Vodafone will supply mobile voice, data and services management to Oracle's 16,000 employees in the EMEA region. Financial terms we not disclosed.
 
Ericsson has tapped North American chief, Angel Ruiz, and Mats Olsson, the head of its China and northeast Asia unit, to its executive leadership team.
 
Sony Ericsson has appointed Kristian Tear as head of global sales & marketing, effective April 1.
 
Google could add social-networking features to Gmail this week, allowing users to view status updates from friends and share media, in a move to make inroads into the social networking market.
 
Avaya is going for gold at the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, by deploying a converged network to handle all voice, video, and data traffic for the games’ Vancouver Organizing Committee.
 
Israel-based telecoms equipment manufacturer BATM experienced slower than expected growth in its key US market in 2009, resulting in modest year-on-year sales growth of 0.7% to $135.4 million (€98.6 million), and a 22% decline in pre-tax profit to $18.5 million.
 
The annual MacWorld expo kicks off today in San Francisco, but for the first time in 25 years will not feature any involvement from the star of the show, Apple.
 

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